Courting a Cowboy

Craig Place Books
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A young lady seeking a peculiar kind of husband. A ranch full of cowhands who have long adored her from a distance. A foreman who’s got his hands full … and his heart on the line …

Sophie Vandercook leaves her post as an instructor at an Academy for Young Ladies in St. Louis, and heads to the OS Ranch in Wyoming Territory with a plan. It seems the perfect place, since her older half-brother is employed there. There's just one thing in her way – the ranch's foreman, Nate Abbott.

Nate has a ranch to run, a vital roundup to get through, and a bunkhouse full of cowhands smitten from afar with a young lady they all consider Our Sophie. So there’s no time – or reason – to consider exactly what her letters might be stirring in him. Then Sophie arrives in Wyoming.

Secrets tumble, problems multiply, and the OS outfit is turned on its head wondering if Sophie will wed a cowboy? 


Another western historical romance from Patricia McLinn:

Widow Woman

* Or get both Courting a Cowboy and Widow Woman in the boxed set To Love a Cowboy *


Praise for Widow Woman

“A richly textured Western about a strong woman, a dark tormented man, and a love as fierce and irresistible as the Wyoming wind.” -- Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author

“One of the most entertaining and interesting western historicals I’ve read in a long time.” -- The Romance Reader

"A moving confirmation of the healing power of love" -- Romantic Times


Contemporary romance set in Wyoming by Patricia:

Wyoming Wildflowers series

A Place Called Home trilogy

Bardville, Wyoming trilogy

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The last woman Tanner Landis is prepared to see is the one he must save.

Fairlington County detective Tanner Landis and his partner, Rutherford "Bel" Belichek have worked several Northern Virginia criminal cases later tried by their colleague, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Maggie Frye. In Proof of Innocence, Maggie was drawn to a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains to solve the case of what could be a serial killer. In Price of Innocence, it is Bel who has to risk everything – his friendships, his reputation, his career, his heart and his life -- to solve a murder in Fairlington. Premise of Innocence is Tanner's story.

Premise of Innocence, by USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn, completes the Innocence Trilogy of stand-alone mysteries with romance set in Virginia. If you love twists and turns, characters who stick with you, and mysteries and romance swirled together, you'll love Premise of Innocence. For fans of mystery romance, romantic mystery and romantic suspense.


The Innocence Trilogy

Proof of Innocence

Price of Innocence

Premise of Innocence


Cozy mystery from Patricia McLinn

Caught Dead in Wyoming series

Sign Off

Left Hanging

Shoot First

Last Ditch

Look Live

Back Story

Cold Open

Hot Roll

Reaction Shot

Body Brace

Cross Talk (2022)

"Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page." -- Emilie Richards, USA Today bestselling author


Secret Sleuth series

Death on the Diversion

Death on Torrid Avenue

Death on Beguiling Way

Death on Covert Circle

Death on Shady Bridge

Death on Carrion Lane

If you like romantic suspense, you might also try:

Ride the River: Rodeo Knights, a stand-alone romance with suspense that includes Caught Dead in Wyoming character cameos.

Bardville, Wyoming series

A Stranger in the Family

A Stranger to Love

The Rancher Meets His Match

No zen in sight as Sheila untangles a yoga instructor's murder.

Sheila Mackey’s settling into life in Haines Tavern, Kentucky. Sure, she has secrets to keep, but things are rolling along nicely.

Trips to the dog park with her rescue collie Gracie, meeting her friend Clara and Gracie’s friend LuLu. Preparing for more work on her house by another dog park acquaintance, former cop Teague O’Donnell. And regular, relaxing yoga classes at the Beguiling Way studio … until Sheila and Clara encounter a new twist when someone murders their instructor.

Law enforcement says the killer was a passing-through stranger now long gone. Amateur sleuths Sheila and Clara have their doubts.

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This whodunit with humor is the third book in USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s new cozy mystery series, Secret Sleuth, which begins with a murder on a transatlantic cruise in Death on the Diversion. In Death on Torrid Avenue and later books, accidental investigator Sheila Mackey returns to dry land in the Midwest, where mysteries abound in her new small-town home.

Secret Sleuth: female sleuth, amateur detective, traditional mystery, mystery with humor, mysteries with humor humorous mysteries with dog, mystery with dog

Secret Sleuth series

Death on the Diversion

Death on Torrid Avenue

Death on Beguiling Way

Death on Covert Circle

Death on Shady Bridge

Death on Carrion Lane

Death on the Diversion "is such an enjoyable story, reminiscent of Agatha Christie's style, with a good study of human nature and plenty of humor. Great start to a new series!” – 5-star review 

Death on Torrid Avenue "is told with a lot of humor and the characters are good company. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and am looking forward to the next story.” – 5-star review 


More cozy mystery from Patricia McLinn:

Caught Dead in Wyoming series

Sign Off

Left Hanging

Shoot First

Last Ditch

Look Live

Back Story

Cold Open

Hot Roll

Reaction Shot

Body Brace

Cross Talk (2022)

"While the mystery itself is twisty-turny and thoroughly engaging, it's the smart and witty writing that I loved the best." -- Diane Chamberlain, New York Times bestselling author

"Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page." -- Emilie Richards, USA Today bestselling author


If you like mystery with romance and a bit of humor, try also:

The Innocence Trilogy

Proof of Innocence

Price of Innocence

Premise of Innocence


Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (romantic suspense; includes cameos from Caught Dead in Wyoming characters)

 Bardville, Wyoming series (romance with a little mystery)

A Stranger in the Family

A Stranger to Love

The Rancher Meets His Match

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Publisher
Craig Place Books
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Published on
Jun 19, 2012
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Pages
304
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ISBN
9781476248677
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / General
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / American
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Fiction / Romance / Western
Fiction / Westerns
Social Science / Sociology / Rural
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